ECA Media Release

The European Club Association (ECA) has taken note of the outcome of the FIFA Presidential Elections today in Zurich.

Commenting on the elections, ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge called for a drastic change of FIFA's governance structure and stated:

     "The recent happenings have once more proven that FIFA needs a change in its whole structure. As Chairman of the European Club Association, I request FIFA to immediately introduce democratic and transparent structures and procedures. European clubs will no longer accept that they do not participate in the decision-making when it comes to club-related matters. We will closely follow FIFA's development in this respect in the future and take appropriate measures, if there is no improvement."